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March 5, 2009

Today is official Publication Day but I know that quite a few people have already got their copies so I await the verdict.

I’ve got to get the house sorted today (it’s such a total tip, my mum’s coming round to help me) as we’ve got friends coming for a launch night dinner on Saturday after the Merry Hill event.

But this morning, I’ve been grilled by Strictly Writing for their Quick Fire Questions feature. Hope my mum doesn’t read what I’d really like to write.

I’m thrilled that one of my absolute favourite authors, Christina Jones, has sent us a lovely good luck message. I’ve read Chris’s last two books, Heaven Sent and Happy Birthday and adored them. Here’s her message.

I’ve got ISHBM ear-marked as my summer hols reading (going off on our little van jaunt – so it’ll be really appropriate) and don’t want to spoil it! But HUGE congratulations – it’s absolutely wonderful! Oh, and before I forget – I’ll be with you and Nell in spirit at the launch party – have a great time and sell EVERY SINGLE copy. So – have a brilliant publication week. I really hope the whole week is one big party – and here’s to the mega success you deserve with ISHBM!

Here’s a happy but very fuzzy (!) pic of me with LBD author, Kate Lace, and Christina after she had won the Pure Passion award last year.

Last but not least, Nell’s blog has lots of excerpts and guest visitors so do pay her a visit. Otherwise, we hope to see you on Saturday at Waterstones Merry Hill – 12-2pm. Can’t wait! 🙂

Posted by Phillipa @ 5:46 am | Leave a Comment


  1. Debs Says:

    Congratulations. I’ve blogged about your ISHBM on my blog today, and can’t wait for my copy to arrive in the post. I’m looking forward to reading Nell’s too.x

  2. Phillipa Says:

    Hey thanks Debs. Nell and i are swapping books on Saturday – we will raise a choc and a cappucino to you. 🙂

  3. Chris Says:

    Many congrats on publication day! Thanks for making me blush by saying such lovely things about my books – no thanks at all for posting that pic of me 3 stones overweight and wearing curtains!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day on Saturday and that your arms (that’s your arm and Nell’s – not both yours!) drop off from signing so many copies.

  4. Rosy Thornton Says:

    Congratulations on publication day!

    I’ve been privileged to have an early copy (thanks, Phillipa) and can say authoritatively that this latest book is a wonderful, wonderful read!

  5. Phillipa Says:

    Chris – thanks for the message and er.. you looked fab anyway at that do, and congrats on being a racing snake now. 🙂

    Rosy – you are way too generous.

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